"55 Steps" is a 2017 German-Belgian drama film directed by Bille August.
The starring cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Plester, Michael Culkin, Jonathan Kerrigan, Douglas Reith, Johan Heldenbergh, Richard Riddell, Vincent Riotta and others.

Here are "55 Steps" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for 55 Steps movie?

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 released the trailer for "55 Steps" you can watch here:
55 Steps Trailer - On Digital 10/16, In Theaters 11/16.

Plot summary

What is 55 Steps movie plot?

Here is a short review of "55 Steps" movie plot summary.

The story is about a woman committed to a mental health facility. Prior to 1987, it was assumed that the Lanterman - Petris - Short Act allowed involuntary treatment for those who were detained under an initial three-day hold (for evaluation and treatment) and a subsequent fourteen-day hospitalization (for those patients declared after the three-day hold to be dangerous to themselves or others or gravely disabled). In 1987, in Riese v. St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, the California State Court of Appeals declared that these patients had the right to exercise informed consent regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs, except in an emergency, and if they rejected medication "a judicial determination of their incapacity to make treatment decisions" was required before they could be involuntarily treated. This case was a class action suit brought in the name of patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) by the California ACLU.


Who plays who in the 55 Steps movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "55 Steps" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Helena Bonham Carter  as Eleanor Riese
Hilary Swank  as Colette Hughes
Jeffrey Tambor  as Mort Cohen
Tim Plester  as Robbie
Michael Culkin  as Judge Farelly
Jonathan Kerrigan  as Dr. Bardy
Douglas Reith  as Judge Raymonf
Johan Heldenbergh  as Robert
Richard Riddell  as Arno
Vincent Riotta  as James Adams
Doreen Mantle  as Eleanor's Mother
Anneika Rose  as Margie
Tim Ahern  as Radio Host
Richard Laing  as Ben Clandon
Kathleen Renish  as Female Attendant #2
Florence Bell  as Karen Winkle
AnnaCorey  as Tiff - Jogger
Steve Warky Nunez  as Pedestrian
Priscilla Wittman  as Serious nurse (Mental hospital)
Ricky Watson  as Tili Benjai / Male Attendant #1
Alexandra Neary  as Patient
Liza Ross  as Matron
Daniel Steiner  as Mr. Grainger
Angelique Fernandez  as Friendly Nurse
Christian Skibinski  as Former Mental Patient
Trish Osmond  as Visitor to Clinic
Diana Jackson  as Picnic Goer
John Lobato  as Pedestrian
Andy Cheung  as Waiter
Natalia Romanova  as Stenographer in final trial
Patrick Simons  as Lawyer in Court
Sönke Hünding  as Former Mental Patient
Cynthia Hoppenfeld  as Sister Florence
Conrad Ahrens  as Male Attendant
Riccarda Richter  as Female Attendant
Kai Bosse  as Male Attendant
Anthony Cabello  as Smoking Man
Anna Heinz  as Law student
Thuy-Van Truong  as Guest
Joshua Fischer  as Male Attendant
Florian Stübchen  as Male Attendant

Release date

When is 55 Steps movie release date?

"55 Steps" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2017 (TIFF, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival), on May 3, 2018 (Germany) and on August 27, 2019 (Denmark) distributing by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.


What are 55 Steps filming details?

The duration of the film is 115 minutes.

"55 Steps" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about 55 Steps movie?

"55 Steps" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 50/100. But the audience loves the film.

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